Re: Justified vs. ragged right text

Subject: Re: Justified vs. ragged right text
From: The Amplified Quill <dkp -at- IX -dot- NETCOM -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 13 Sep 1995 22:07:47 GMT

In <437aad$m7c -at- newsbf02 -dot- news -dot- aol -dot- com> techwriter -at- aol -dot- com (TechWriter)

>Recently, I've been discussing the issue of ragged right vs. fully
>justified text with my new manager. She favors justified, while I
>ragged right. I seem to recall learning that ragged right improves
>readability, as well as avoiding the appearance of rivers in the

>I can't (yet) find any good references in my books--the same books
>seem split about 50-50 in what they use.
><snip, snip, snip>
The Document Design center, about three or four years ago, did a study
and came up with the statement that ragged right is friendlier. I've
lost the original study, unfortunately, or I would e-mail you a copy.
I hope others can help you with solid documentation. Regards, Don P.

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